Pick’em contest: Week 5 official picks

Our pugnacious prognosticators had a good week in Week 5. There was a logjam up top with several contestants all scoring five out of six points as they picked the Minnesota Vikings to upset the Detroit Lions.

This is how our male contestants envision our female contestants looking as they mull over their weekly picks.

This is how our male contestants envision our female contestants looking as they mull over their weekly picks.

Congratulations once again to Koosh12684 for winning the weekly crown via tiebreaker. This week’s contest illustrated just how seriously the two-point divisional games and the tiebreaker must be taken.

Congratulations are in order to MiBearFan, who took sole possession of the season lead, although most contestants remain well within striking distance.

This week promises to be boom or bust. Our prognosticators were 100 percent unanimous on two of the six picks, while on still another pick, they voted with 95 percent unanimity. If all goes according to plan, the Week 5 winner will probably have to be perfect. On the other hand, if those three games turn out to be upsets, the winner could only have 3 points.

That being said, let’s reveal what everyone picked so we can talk trash to our heart’s content. Remember, your picks stink and mine reign supreme.

Week 5 picks

Contestant AZ @ STL GB @ IND CHI @ JAX TEN @ MIN SD @ NO HOU @ NYJ TIEBREAK
Gabes22 STL GB CHI TEN NO HOU 38
JWoude23 STL GB CHI MIN NO HOU 38
adambballin STL GB CHI TEN NO HOU 39
Preparation_A AZ GB CHI MIN NO HOU 45
Childerz STL GB CHI MIN NO HOU 33
nonstopdrivel1 AZ GB CHI TEN SD HOU 43
nonstopdrivel2 AZ GB JAX MIN SD HOU 38
MIBearFan STL GB CHI TEN NO HOU 54
EvilDonkey STL GB CHI MIN NO HOU 42
BearsSaveLives STL GB CHI MIN SD HOU 31
bpalton STL GB CHI TEN NO HOU 34
niemerg1 AZ GB CHI MIN NO HOU 41
Jvince AZ GB CHI MIN NO HOU 37
koosh12684 AZ GB CHI TEN NO HOU 47
Natesweet AZ GB CHI MIN SD HOU 39
MiracleMan STL GB CHI MIN NO HOU 41
Paul Rubino AZ GB CHI MIN NO HOU 42
dalaislama STL GB CHI MIN SD HOU 51
thebaskett STL GB CHI TEN NO HOU 41
reggieisnodeuce STL GB CHI MIN SD HOU 40
LKP STL GB CHI MIN NO HOU 41
Board Picks STL 62% GB 100% CHI 95% MIN 67% NO 67% HOU 100% 41

If you don’t see your name on this chart, let not your heart be troubled. As long as you get them in before kickoff of tonight’s game, they will be accepted. Send your winners plus the combined points in the Arizona Cardinals @ St Louis Rams game to .

I wish everybody the best of luck and may the best man win. Seriously, only men have submitted picks. I’m looking at you, Reesypieces. Get your picks in!

About the author

I am the Content Manager of the Water Cooler Sports Network. I also run our weekly pick 'em contest. Being a Packer fan in the Chicago area has filled me with an encyclopedia of witty comebacks when it comes to football.